Gotham EP Confirms That Court of Owls Will Appear in Season Two?
Gotham executive producer Danny Cannon was extremely spoiler averse during today's New York City Comic Con panel. During the Q and A portion, fans were asking about beloved characters from DC comics, and he was staying unbelievably mum. When asked if the comedian that appeared in the first episode was the Joker, he said, "I don't know." When asked about the possibility of Harley Quinn, he stayed coy and said, "There are other characters we will see." When asked if he could say anything about his interpretation of Harvey Dent, he said, "No."
But he was significantly more revealing about the infamous organized crime group, the Court of Owls. In response to a fan asking if they would appear on the show, he said, "We had a few villains sneak in for season one, and for season two... if Warner Bros. and DC Comics let us, there's no end to what we would see. So that would be correct."
In DC Comics, the Court of Owls is part of a widespread conspiracy that has secretly controlled the city for over a century. Along with the usual methods of control, like murder and bribery, they also employ an army called Talons, child performers that the Court of Owls routinely kidnaps from the circus and trains to be assassins. None of the members have been introduced in the television show yet, but it would certainly fit in with this version of Gotham's overall treatment of children.
Cannon also relented on his strict no-spoiler policy a tiny bit in order to give fans a play-by-play of a scene in the eighth episode which relates to young Bruce's evolution into Batman: "There's a great moment in episode 8 where Bruce says to Alfred, 'I'm angry all the time, will I ever stop?' He says, 'I don't know," and Bruce says, 'Will you teach me to fight?' and there's a great dramatic pause." One fan alluded to the rumor that the show will end with Bruce putting on the cape and cowl, but if this scene is any indication, Bruce will become some version of Batman much sooner than that.